MEDIA CONTACT: VP, Mastercard Communications
Jim Issokson serves as Senior Business Leader, Reputation and Issues Management for Mastercard Worldwide. He joined Mastercard in 2006.
Mr. Issokson has helped Mastercard establish a focus on reputation and issues management through a research-driven methodology. He counsels senior executives on reputational risks and challenges. Additionally, he is responsible for outreach to third-party stakeholders including the Industry Analyst community and is leading the company’s social media outreach.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Issokson held senior positions at several PR firms, including SHIFT Communications in Boston where he worked with technology companies, and Edelman Worldwide in New York and Washington, DC, where he focused on government and corporate clients ranging from the American Automobile Manufacturers Associations and Nissan to the governments of Portugal and Chile. He was a leading member of the team that orchestrated the 1996 Presidents Summit For America’s Future which brought together all of the living Presidents to focus on volunteerism. Prior to joining Edelman, he was a Senior Associate with the Campaign Design Group, a political consulting firm.
Mr. Issokson has a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from The American University.